Saturday, October 13, 2012

A song in my head and a dress in my heart.

And a blog I adore.. But first, the song in my head. Do you watch the X-Factor?  Holy Amazeballs, Batman, I can't get enough of Carly Rose Sonenclar:




A fair portion of those 10 million youtube hits might be mine and my 3rd period class...we're all starstruck!

Nextly..I've got dress envy. Would you just look at this Colette Crepe?

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Gorgeous, right?  Ok and summery, and I'm heading into fall, but I. Don't. Care.  I really want to sew a Crepe now.

This one is super cute too, love the Lizzy House fork fabric;

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Frankly, I've been dreaming of this Crepe thing for a while now...ever since I noticed the dress Amy Adams wears in the final scenes of Leap Year was so similar in cut and style:


I had it all planned out in this post. I even still have the fabrics, prewashed and ready to go. Deep royal blue dotted swiss:





And a very-similar-to-the-original-dress chambray stripe:




All of which goes to show you...time has sped up way way WAY too fast this year and I plan way way WAY more than I will ever hope to accomplish.  Good thing the planning is fun.

I leave you with a blog I am loving right now, Miss Green.  She's adorable!  And has great style.



Happy Weekend!

5 comments:

  1. Oh the Crepe is super cute! It's all about the fabric. Wouldn't it be fabulous in a plaid to take you into fall?

    The blog looks cute - off to check it out. But really I need to step away from the computer more and head to the basement. :) g

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  2. After planning (and buying fabric for)a Crepe for over a year, I finally made my first last month. It's a fairly Springy fabric, but no matter, because making the Crepe dress was awesome. Super flattering, super fun to sew, and it sews up fast too! I even eliminated facings to use bias tape instead (I wanted to repeat the contrast fabric of the sash on the neckline since I made the scoopneck version) and it still was all a pleasure. Make yours, make several! You won't be sorry even if you have to wait to wear it. Or wear a long sleeved shirt as an underlayer since fashion is cyclical and the Marc Jacobs grunge collection is trendy again..

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  3. Love your Crepe fabrics. I have two Crepes and I've been thinking about making another one lately. It's such a great pattern.

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  4. First, the singer...Wow! Second, the crepe...I really like your choice of the blue dot...it will make a beautiful dress!

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  5. Unless you have more pressing fall-season projects in your queue, I'd say go ahead and make the crepe. With the full skirt, it will look just right with a cardigan thrown over. At least that's what I'm counting on, since I cut one out last week for myself with plans to sew it up today.

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